I almost forgot about my Desert Island Discs series that I was doing. Oops! But I’m back, completely by accident, one week after the first post. So this is probably going to be a Monday post for the next seven weeks!
I was wondering what the most requested record is on Desert Island Discs, and after a wee bit of research, it would seem that Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony wins that prize. The most popular non-Classical song is Je Ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not the sort of person to dismiss classical music out of hand. People who do rather irritate me, in fact. Without bothering to listen to anything produced before about 1960, people seem to think that all classical music is boring, dull and completely irrelevant. Having said all that, I’m not going to pretend that there’s nothing I like more than to stick on a CD of Beethoven or Mozart, because frankly, it’s not true. There are some very famous classical pieces that are very appealing to me, Pachelbel’s Canon, for example. But are they records I would want to take to a desert island with me? Possibly not.
However, there is one piece of music, which, while not classical, is a piano piece, rather than a song. It’s called Kiss the Rain, by a composer called Yiruma. I honestly don’t remember how I came across it, but I am so glad I did! I found it on Spotify, and I think it’s a beautiful piece of music. I’m no musical expert (I’m a bit of a musicals expert, but that’s a different kettle of fish), but as is the case with most people, I know what I like. I don’t know what it is about this piece of music that I love so much, except that it’s delicate and beautiful, and romantic.
So that’s disc number two, of eight. Join me next Monday for number three!
Until next time